Maid hangs self in Romanian couple’s condo in Gurgaon
Gurgaon: A maid working with a Romanian couple living in a condominium on Golf Course Road committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan on Wednesday. The maid, originally from Kathmandu in Nepal, was working with the Romanian couple since October. No suicide note was found.
The deceased was identified as Kami (30) working as a cleaner in the house. The Romanian couple are working with MNCs with offices in Gurgaon, one of whom is a CEO. At the ti- me of the mishap, the maid was alone in the flat.
Police said that in the afternoon, Kami called up her husband, who lives in Nepal with their son. Soon after that, she allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan with her ‘dupatta’. Her body was discovered later by the employer couple’s driver.
Police said Kami was allegedly depressed for some time due to her son’s poor health. The son is supposed to undergo throat surgery. They had lost everything in the Nepal earthquake of April 2015, and were struggling to make ends meet, despite both husband and wife taking jobs. “On Wednesday they got news about fresh medical complication of her son, worsening her depression” said a police officer.
Kami’s maternal aunt, who lives in Delhi, filed a complaint under Section 174 (police to enquire and report on suicide) of CrPC. “We’re investigating the case,” said a police officer.
The Romanian couple were not available for comment, and the society had blocked entry of media-persons when TOI tried to approach them.